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Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
September 9, 2020, 8:50AM

Along with two Stanley Cup rings, Sam now has the honor of being named to the sports website's list of the best and brightest young people shaping hockey's future. Read more here.

August 13, 2020, 10:51AM

One reason has received too little attention: scientists, and science journalists, too often exaggerate results. Watch his lecture “Exaggerated Claims Undermine Science by Ignoring the Scientific Method,” here.

June 25, 2020, 1:40PM

Stats+Stories is a podcast about the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics. Listen to the podcast here.

June 15, 2020, 1:20PM

Carnegie Mellon University is collaborating with the pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop new statistical methods that could improve personalized medical treatments.

May 18, 2020, 1:20PM

"University Professors are distinguished by international recognition and for their contributions to education, artistic creativity and/or research," said Provost Jim Garrett. "Each University Professor exemplifies a high level of professional achievement and an exceptional commitment to academic excellence at our university." Garrett said the professors were nominated and recommended by academic leaders and faculty who have achieved the designation of University Professor.

Kathryn holds appointments in the Department of Statistics & Data Science and the Computational Biology Department. She also served as the university's vice provost for faculty from July 2015 through June 2019.

She started her research career in biology but was soon drawn to statistics. Her first major data project was in DNA forensics, helping to solidify the credibility of this form of evidence in the judicial system. As her scientific career advanced, she transitioned to developing statistical and machine learning tools for finding associations or patterns in data. She focuses on high-dimensional inference problems with applications such as analyzing variation in the...

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May 15, 2020, 9:46AM

Undergrad program:
Outstanding TAs: Sammie Liang, Ananya Vasudev, Anastasia Wass
TA of the Year: Elsie Goren

Master’s in Statistical Practice:
Outstanding TAs: Esther Kaydanovsky, Alex Messam, Julia Stelman
TA of the Year: Sophia Hecht

PhD program TAs of the Year:
Fall 2019: Nic Dalmasso, Shamindra Shrotriya
Spring 2020: Ciaran Evans, Kevin Lin

May 15, 2020, 9:25AM

And the winners were:

1st place: The Avocado-Apocalypse by Hannah Douglas, Sweta Kotha, Jonathan Wang, Stuart Wilkins
2nd place: Global Terrorism by Yurong Li, Xinyu Ma, Xinzhe Qi, Jingyan Xu
3rd place: Did the Orlando Nightclub Shooting Affect the Florida State Patrol’s Stopping Behavior? A Pre-Causal Analysis by Carlo Duffy, Ryan Labriola, Yedin Liu

Early Research:
Classifying Kepler Objects of Interest by Andrew Furlong, James Lederman, Lajja Pancholy, Ananya Vasudev
Advised by Peter Freeman

Advanced Research:
Text Analysis of U.S. Congressional Records by Adam Behnke, James Mahler, Parvathi Meyyappan, Youna Song
Advised by Dani Nedal and Zach Branson

DSI Corporate Capstone:
1st place: Natural Language Processing for Receipt Classification by Richard Chun, Andrew Gu, Malik Khan, Taewan Kim, Eva Zhong
Collaboration with The NPD Group, advised by Yufei Yi and Peter Freeman

Hon Men: Predicting Customer Segmentation from Transactional Data by Rahul Ahuja, Hanyue Chai, Aayush Jain, Chenxiang Zhang
Collaboration with...

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February 4, 2020, 11:30AM

Four Department of Statistics & Data Science graduate students have been named winners in the Joint Statistical Meetings student paper competitions.
The meetings will be held August 1-6 in Philadelphia, PA.

Kwangho Kim - Winner in the Nonparametric Statistics section for his paper "Incremental Intervention Effects in Studies with Many Timepoints, Repeated Outcomes, and Dropout."

Collin Politsch - Winner in the Astrostatistics paper competition for his paper "Trend Filtering: A Modern Statistical Tool for Time-Domain Astronomy and Astronomical Spectroscopy." (Also accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.)

Matteo Bonvini - His paper "Sensitivity Analysis via the Proportion of Unmeasured Confounding," won a Young Investigator Award in the Statistics in Epidemiology section.

Ilmun Kim - Winner in the Statistical Learning and Data Science paper competition for "Classification Accuracy as a Proxy for Two-Sample Testing."

Congratulations to all!

January 17, 2020, 12:21PM

Kathryn Roeder has been selected to give the 2020 RA Fisher Award Lecture at
the joint statistics meetings this summer in Philadelphia (Wednesday, Aug 5).

The R.A. Fisher Lectureship was established in 1963 by COPSS (the
Committee of Presidents of Statistics Societies) to honor both the
contributions of Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher and the work of a present–day
statistician for their advancement of statistical theory and
applications. The Fisher Lectureship is a very high recognition of
meritorious achievement and scholarship in statistical science and
recognizes highly significant impact of statistical methods on scientific
investigations. The award winner will receive a plaque and a cash
honorarium, and deliver the Fisher Lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings

Past winners include Steve Fienberg and Rob Kass. For a full list of
past recipients see:

October 4, 2019, 12:16PM

NESSIS, the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports was held on October 28 at Harvard University. S&DS students Riccardo Fogliato, Natalia Lombardi de Oliveira and Ron Yurko won the Best Student Poster prize for their work on "TRAP: A Predictive Framework for Trail Running Assessment of Performance."

Another CMU featured project was "Going Deep Models for Continuous-Time Within-Play Valuation of Game Outcomes in American Football with Tracking Data." Ron Yurko was the primary author/speaker; work by Francesca Matano, Lee Richardson, Sam Ventura, Taylor Pospisil and Ann Lee, along with University of Pittsburgh's Nick Granered and Kostas Pelechrinis, was also incorporated.